The Groceries Code Adjudicator Review: Part 1 - Statutory Review

Closed 10 Jan 2017

Opened 18 Oct 2016

Overview

 

The Groceries Code Adjudicator is the UK’s independent adjudicator responsible for overseeing the relationship between supermarkets and their suppliers.  The GCA also ensures that large supermarkets treat their direct suppliers lawfully and fairly and investigate complaints.

This review is divided into two parts. This  is the first part: a review of the GCA (required under the Groceries Code Adjudicator Act 2013). The aim is to gain evidence on how the GCA has performed its statutory obligations following its creation 3 years ago.   

Alongside this Statutory Review is GCA Review Part 2, a Call for Evidence on the case for extending the GCA’s remit in recognition of concerns raised by other suppliers in the groceries sector.

We look forward to receiving your views and comments on both the Statutory Review and the Call for Evidence.

Why We Are Consulting

The Statutory Review and Call for Evidence will provide evidence that will be crucial in helping Government to make an assessment on the GCA’s performance against the measures set out in the Groceries Code Adjudicator Act and the case for extending the GCA’s remit in recognition of concerns raised by other suppliers in groceries sector – particularly primary producers and farmers – who are not covered by the Code.

Your responses to the questions will therefore inform our findings and any recommendations you make will need to be supported by a robust evidence base.

This review is open from 18 October 2016 and closes on 10 January 2017.

 

Audiences

  • Businesses

Interests

  • Consumer rights